The Place of Books in the Life We Live

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George H. Doran Company, 1922 - 198 עמודים

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עמוד 169 - DEAR MADAM : I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant-General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our heavenly Father may...
עמוד xii - OLD Mother Hubbard Went to the cupboard, To get her poor dog a bone: But when she got there The cupboard was bare, And so the poor dog had none.
עמוד 167 - My childhood's home I see again, And sadden with the view; And still, as memory crowds my brain, There's pleasure in it too. O Memory ! thou midway world 'Twixt earth and paradise, Where things decayed and loved ones lost In dreamy shadows rise, And, freed from all that's earthly vile, Seem hallowed, pure, and bright, Like scenes in some enchanted isle All bathed in liquid light.
עמוד 168 - And playmates loved so well. Where many were, but few remain Of old familiar things; But seeing them, to mind again The lost and absent brings. The friends I left that parting day, How changed, as time has sped! Young childhood grown, strong manhood gray. And half of all are dead. I hear the loved survivors tell How nought from death could save, Till every sound appears a knell, And every spot a grave. I range the fields with pensive tread, And pace the hollow rooms, And feel (companion of the dead)...
עמוד 144 - Give a man this taste, and the means of gratifying it, and you can hardly fail of making him a happy man ; unless, indeed, you put into his hands a most perverse selection of books. You place him in contact with the best society in every period of history, — with the wisest, the wittiest, the tenderest, the bravest, and the purest characters who have adorned humanity. You make him a denizen of all nations, a contemporary of all ages. The world has been created for him.
עמוד 53 - All animal life is sensitive to environment, but of all living things the child is the most sensitive. Surroundings act upon it as the outside world acts upon the plate of the camera.
עמוד 167 - That part of the country is within itself as unpoetical as any spot of the earth; but still seeing it and its objects and inhabitants aroused feelings in me which were certainly poetry; though whether my expression of those feelings is poetry is quite another question.
עמוד 154 - But more or less of a school-room is a matter of small importance if a boy has learned to read and to think of what he reads. And that, this boy had learned. His stock of books was small, but he knew them thoroughly, and they were good books to know : the Bible, "^Esop's Fables," "Robinson Crusoe," Bunyan's "Pilgrim's Progress...
עמוד 177 - BOOKS IN THE PIGSKIN LIBRARY Bible. Apocrypha. Borrow: Bible in Spain. " • Zingali. Lavengro. Wild Wales. • The Romany Rye. Shakespeare. Spenser: Faerie Queene. Marlowe. Mahan: Sea Power. Macaulay: History. Essays. Poems. Homer: Iliad. Odyssey. La Chanson de Roland. Nibelungenlied. Carlyle: Frederick the Great. Shelley: Poems. Bacon: Essays. Lowell: Literary Essays. Biglow Papers.
עמוד 165 - But here's an object more of dread Than ought the grave contains — A human form with reason fled, While wretched life remains. Poor Matthew! Once of genius bright, A fortune-favored child — Now locked for aye, in mental night, A haggard mad-man wild. Poor Matthew! I have ne'er forgot, When first, with maddened will, Yourself you maimed, your father fought, And...

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